2020 BDO World Darts Championship – Lisa Ashton vs Mikuru Suzuki Preview & Prediction
When is Lisa Ashton vs Mikuru Suzuki taking place? Saturday 11th January, 2020 – evening
Where is Lisa Ashton vs Mikuru Suzuki taking place? Indigo at The O2, London
Where can I stream Lisa Ashton vs Mikuru Suzuki? If televised on Eurosport, then the match can be streamed on either Sky Go or Eurosport Player
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- Four-time champion Lisa Ashton has progressed through to the final without dropping a set, and she comfortably defeated Corrine Hammond in the semi-finals without losing a leg.
- Ashton’s average of 84.28 in the semi-finals was an improvement on her previous matches at the 2020 BDO Championship where she failed to average over 80.
- Since losing in her first appearance in the World Championship final in 2013, Ashton has won each of the last four times that she has reached the final; those victories have come against four different opponents, and a win here would make that five.
- Defending champion Mikuru Suzuki overcame the tough challenge of rising star Beau Greaves in a last-set decider to reach the final.
- Suzuki didn’t drop a set on her way to winning the title last year, but already this time out she has been forced into a deciding set in two of her three matches at the 2020 BDO World Championship.
- Japanese star Suzuki defeated Ashton in straight sets in their opening round encounter at the 2019 BDO World Championship in what was a tight match where both sets went the distance.
This is a fitting final with the defending champion Suzuki meeting the four-time champion Ashton. The longer format of best-of-five sets should give them more time to settle, which should lead to a higher standard of play than in their previous matches. They are very evenly matched with both capable of performing to a similar high standard. Suzuki has come through some tests at this tournament so far and that might stand her in good stead to overcome Ashton in a five-set thriller.